Calm and overcast with a dusting of snow. Despite lower air temperatures on the summits the snow drifts at 600-700 metres were starting to soften slightly by late morning. This made digging belays and buckets a bit easier than of late!
The snow was still hard on the higher slopes. See http://www.marmotte.co.uk/blog/diary.
Over the weekend many of the easier gully routes were reported to be in good condition with belay stances, foot and axe placements all already in place...!